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Bathroom Makeover

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Many things can be done to the bathroom makeovers and if you would like you can do changes over the weekend. A splash of color, patterns, walls, windows, showers, towels and rugs are those specific things for the bathroom that are needed and can be easily changed.

Add Color and Pattern to the Walls

Color

Color

If your walls are in good shape, it is not hard to stencil a simple border or design around the baseboard, mirror, ceiling, or window. This project will add a pattern to the room and help to either introduce a theme or enhance a theme that you have chosen. You could try a shell border, scroll, ivy, flower vines, or moldings. Choose colors for the stencils that will catch the eye.

Paint a Fresh Clean Color

Paint

Paint

If you are a resourceful and energetic homeowner, you might want to tackle repainting the bathroom in a weekend. The job itself really will not take too much time, and the results will be worthwhile. Get ready for the job and be sure you plan. Map out the project and buy the needed supplies during the week in advance. Wash down the walls and use a de-glosser solution to make the walls ready for the new paint. Choose a paint color depending on your preferred style. To minimize the cost, try to coordinate with the fabrics you already have. If you are getting new fabrics, pick a color you love, taken from any fabric you will be using in the room. Consider whether your room should have light and bright, neutral and pastel, or deep and cozy colors.

Paper on the Walls

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Wallpapering is not a job for the faint of heart. Nevertheless, a small room like a bathroom is a good place to start. Choose paper that is made to withstand humid areas and pick the appropriate paste. You will need to shop for and order the paper well ahead of time. If the whole bathroom seems like too big a job, paper on one wall will really update and transform the space.

Add a Border Paper

Border Paper

Border Paper

Border wallpapers are sold by the yard and can be custom-ordered or purchased from the in-stock section of the home store. A border 6″ to 12″ below the ceiling, around a mirror, above wall tile, or bordering a doorway adds interest. When choosing a border to go all the way around a mirror, be sure you select one that looks good upside down. In addition, either hand-cut around a pattern or miter the corners for a professional look.

Coordinate Your Towels and Rug

Colorful Towels

Colorful Towels

Colorful towels to coordinate with your decor bring color to the walls and a feeling of luxury. If your towels are acceptable, add trim to spruce them up with a decorator look. Simple ribbon banding above the border is a great touch. Be sure to wash the ribbon banding before sewing it on the towels, as it might shrink with the first wash. Alternatively, bring in extra color buy adding colorful hand towels or washcloths as accents. Do not overlook adding a fresh, colorful new rug.

Add Fabric to Windows and Showers

Bathroom Window

Bathroom Window

Either a bold, colorful floral print or simple check or stripe can add color to windows or showers. You can purchase or make a shower curtain or window valance to put color around the room. Cording or coordinating accents add a decorator touch. For a powder room or extra bath, that does not get a hard workout, elegant silk accents on walls and light fixtures create an exotic, luxurious feeling at a small expense.

Bathroom Hardware

Hardware

Hardware

Almost any cabinet can be easily and inexpensively updated with new hardware. If your cabinets do not have any, be sure to measure carefully before drilling the holes. Choose the hardware to enhance your decorating theme. Shells or fish shapes fit in at a lake cabin. Wrought iron or white ceramic looks great in a country setting. Shaped pulls formed as twigs and leaves are fun in the mountains.

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